Pakmen Grads Rack up a Bevy of All-Star Selections

  By DAVID WINER Pakmen Volleyball Club should be nicknamed the school of higher learning. One would be hard-pressed to find a club that better prepares its athletes for the future. Whether it be college, or university, Pakmen graduates always seem destined to excel. This has been a particularly strong year for former club members ... More

Pakmen Grads are in a Class Above the Rest

By DAVID WINER Janelle Albert and Jake Gomes have more in common than Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Player of the Year honors. After outstanding collegiate volleyball seasons for the Fanshawe Falcons and Humber Hawks respectively, they have the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championships to look forward to ... More

Former Pakmen Star’s Dream of Turning Pro Becomes a Reality

By DAVID WINER Jared Jarvis always dreamt of being a professional athlete. He may have been dunking and three-point shooting for the win in those fantasies, but setting, or spiking for the victory certainly checks most of the boxes. And now, the 23-year-old outside hitter from Vaughan, ON. will live out his dream in Germany's Bundesliga ... More

Mann and Shah survive stiff competition to win National U16 beach title

By DAVID WINER Kenneth Mann and Punit Shah's firm grasp of top spot on the Canadian volleyball circuit seemed to be slipping during the 2019 beach season. Champions the past two seasons, the Mississauga Pakmen tandem had less time to prepare this season, while simultaneously sensing all their rivals were fine tuning their games with their ... More

Pakmen sweep top four places at OVA U13 Beach championships

By DAVID WINER Playing as a tandem hasn't always been easy for Pakmen beach partners Parker Ocampo and Paul Manna, which perhaps made winning gold that much sweeter at the Ontario Championships at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay over the weekend (August 3-4). Taking on 14 of the top teams in the province, Ocampo, 12, and Manna, 13, overcame their ... More

Schmidt and Fulmer go ‘the distance’ at OVA Beach U15 finals

By DAVID WINER Most long distance relationships fizzle out over time. But in the case of Kaden Schmidt and Peyton Fulmer their introduction at last year's Ontario Summer Games, has been nothing short of a golden opportunity. As winners of last year's Games, Schmidt and Fulmer decided to partner up for this summer's beach season. After ... More

This Even Surprised Us!

Sharone Vernon-Evans is now leading the world in scoring in the Volleyball Nations League. After 9 matches, he scored 158 points and stands as the top scorer in the competition. He's also the 3rd best server with 13 aces. We watched Sharone transform from a skinny, shy 13 year old into a confident dominate player in the OVA. We were proud when ... More

Sharone Leads the World!

Sharone Vernon Evans just became the first player this season to score 30+ points in a VNL match. The 20-year former Pakmen Volleyball Club standout scored 28 points from attack, had 2 blocks and served one ace today against Poland. Vernon-Evans is the sixth player to join the list, after the top five from last season. The all-time VNL scoring ... More

Pakmen Remains top Volleyball Club in Canada

As the 2019 season comes to an end, the top ranked club in Ontario finishes at the top of the country! Based on the 2019 results at the Canadian National Championships(14U-18U). Pakmen has earned the title of top performing club. Pakmen teams won 4 significant Tier 1 medals this year at Nationals. Gold: 18U Boys, 15U Boys Silver: 16U ... More

Sharone Vernon-Evans Leads Canada in Scoring

Pakmen Alumni and Hall of Famer Sharone Vernon-Evans was on full display this weekend at the Volleyball Nations League in Ottawa. Canada finished with a 2-1 record with wins over Australia and Germany and a loss against Serbia. Sharone led the way in all 3 matches in total points scored. Below are his total points scored against each team. 20... More